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NotMyRealName11 Tue 10-Sep-19 16:38:34

IABVVU. I literally can't get up! I woke up at a normal time, got out of bed and felt like someone had been beating me up / smashing me on the head with a hammer. Went back to bed, woke up a few hours later... and I still feel so tired that I can barely move!

I can't be ill because I have no other, ahem, "symptoms" but every time I try to get up I feel dizzy! I'm blatantly just being lazy, DP is being incredibly kind and saying "rest for as long as you need," but he is back off to work tomorrow, so I really need somebody to give me a bit of a kick!

Please tell me to stop being unreasonable and lazy! grin

HasThisSoddingNameGoneToo Tue 10-Sep-19 16:42:12

Hangover?
Migraine?
Brain tumour??

Hope you feel better very soon.

Chouetted Tue 10-Sep-19 16:46:48

Sounds like a migraine to me. Or vertigo.

Or maybe you just need to catch up on your sleep.

Your DH is right. Rest up and see if you feel better tomorrow.

NotMyRealName11 Tue 10-Sep-19 16:49:59

Lol, definitely not a hangover, I don't get migraines and hopefully not a brain tumour!!!

I think it's just laziness and accumulated sleep deprivation...

Chouetted Tue 10-Sep-19 16:52:42

It really could be sleep deprivation - I get the sort of crushing fatigue that you describe if I overdo it.

It always baffles me when people say "oh (s)he's just being lazy, he could get up if he wanted to", because that's certainly not my experience!

ClaireElizabethBeauchampFraser Tue 10-Sep-19 16:52:53

If the room is spinning when you sit up and you are also nauseous it could be the labrynthitis virus. Which is nasty, I would perhaps try to get an appointment with the gp.

Mabelface Tue 10-Sep-19 16:54:33

I would agree that you're not lazy and need to see someone.

rookiemere Tue 10-Sep-19 16:56:10

Sounds like what I am getting over at the minute. It's a nasty virus and unfortunately you could be like this for a few weeks.

Aquamarine1029 Tue 10-Sep-19 16:58:17

Sounds like a virus to me.

Watsername Tue 10-Sep-19 17:01:12

Sounds like labyrinthitis. I would call your doctor.

NotMyRealName11 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:14:08

I've never heard of labyrinthitis before!

Hmmm, I wouldn't say exactly I feel sick, but I do feel a bit kind of yucky and not like eating... the closest comparison I can make is that it's like when you feel travel sick!

Marnie76 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:15:52

Could be an inner ear infection, that always makes me feel sick and dizzy

rookiemere Tue 10-Sep-19 17:16:51

You need to see your doctor although there's not a lot they can give you for a virus.
If it's what I have you feel okayish when in bed but utterly deathly if you try to do anything.

onalongsabbatical Tue 10-Sep-19 17:17:43

Yeah I thought labyrinthitis too. But whatever it is you sound like you've got an illness OP.

adaline Tue 10-Sep-19 17:18:40

Could be vertigo. My mum gets it and it knocks her for six - she definitely can't get out of bed.

MitziK Tue 10-Sep-19 17:20:06

There's a bug doing the rounds at the moment - everybody is saying 'I feel dizzy and a bit sick'. Lasts about three days, most just stay feeling a bit rough, some are getting it worse.

Sips of fluids, paracetamol and a rest seems to be doing the trick.

AlmostAlwyn Tue 10-Sep-19 17:20:08

Could you be pregnant?

karenbokaren Tue 10-Sep-19 17:25:33

Lymes? Been bitten by a tick?

TumblingTumbleWeeds Tue 10-Sep-19 17:30:53

It could be a 'pinched nerve' in your neck. Try a different pillow.

Crimebustersofthesea Tue 10-Sep-19 17:35:31

I don't think you're being lazy op, it sounds like what I had, I had to take three days off work. My next door neighbour had the same and was signed off for 3 weeks. It's a virus doing the rounds, hits some people much worse than others.

NotMyRealName11 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:36:43

Can't imagine I've been bitten by a tick, not pregnant!

I'm not feeling deathly, just kind of out of it... it hit me last night! If I tilt my head, it's like everything keeps moving backwards and forwards. And I'm soooo tired. My arms and legs feel like they're made out of lead!

Maybe a virus... will see how it goes. I feel like I should push myself through it... but it just ain't happening!

WhatTiggersDoBest Tue 10-Sep-19 17:41:08

Dehydration? That causes similar symptoms. Drink loads.

Carrotgirl87 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:42:26

Once happened to me this, physically couldn't get up all day my arms felt like deadweights! Next day I was covered in a rash, turned out was scarlet fever 🤷🏻‍♀️

inwood Tue 10-Sep-19 17:43:24

What time do you go to bed and what time are you trying to get up?

mummmy2017 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:43:29

That always means I am fighting a bug.
I sleep for six hours then all fine.

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